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Thanks to Mary Rakovich and other like-minded Floridians, Cape Coral had a great Freedom Rally on July 3rd. Check out the news article that covered the event as well as the editorial that was published yesterday. Great job guys!
The Sources of Insurance (Issue Analysis Number 126)
So said an attendee of the July 4 Tea Party in Washington D.C. Check out two videos below. The first is a 5 minute video from Bureaucrash, which includes interviews of a wide variety of Tea Partiers (with one who exclaims the quote in the title). The second is an investigative report from RussiaToday. Both cover the Independence Day Tea Party in Washington D.C. of just a few days ago.
Gallup: Americans of all political stripes becoming more conservative...or libertarian?
Following up on their poll showing that conservatives are the largest ideological group in America, Gallup (hardly a right-wing organization) released a survey yesterday showing that regardless of party affiliation and despite the results of the last election, the self-identified political views of Americas across party lines are becoming more conservative.
Sanford’s Down, Sarah’s Out, Franken's In; Is the Tea Party Over?
It’s been a strange and troubling few weeks for advocates of lower taxes and limited government. Nancy Pelosi successfully rammed what may be the largest tax hike in American history through the House of Representatives. Two rapidly rising stars in the GOP have unexpectedly tumbled back to Earth. And a federally-funded special interest power grab looms over the health care system.
Media Matters Fact Checked us on our Obamacare Translator: Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) on June 19. In our original CER article, we argued that government intervention to compare health care methods was not necessary--private companies already do it. Here’s their entire post and our response to it:
From the East to West Coasts and in the heartland in between, and to the wilds of Alaska, the Tea Party tax protests are enthusiastically continuing. Over the July 4 holiday, TEA (Taxed Enough Already?) Party rallies are already planned in 1,267 cities and towns across the nation, and the list grows longer as more volunteers who feel they have been taxed enough join the effort.
Cap-and-Trade: Tell your Senator "we won't get fooled again"
Do you work for AIG or GM? For Citigroup or the Department of Education? If so, then I wish you happy Dependence Day. Same if you work at a company which uses lobbyists to steer federal earmarks your way…or if you are that lobbyist. And, not to sound cruel, but if you’re on welfare (especially if you could with a little effort get off it), or if you’re getting unemployment benefits or food stamps, then welcome to Dependence Day.